Name That City! — March 18, 2021
Here’s a review of the questions:
- Arrowhead Stadium was the first stadium in professional football to bring High Dynamic Range (HDR) to its end zone display. In what city is it located?
- What city had a sometimes violent conflict over the construction of a bridge?
- In what city is the Bob Dylan archive located?
And here are the answers:
- Kansas City—For the 2019 season, the Kansas City Chiefs introduced 10-millimeter Surface-Mount Device (SMD) technology that increases the resolution by more than 2.5 times. The Chiefs had installed 16HD tech in 2009. This new installation is capable of providing live video, instant replays, statistics, graphics, sponsored messages, or any combination of those during Chiefs games and special events.
- Milwaukee, WI—In an example of how people will fight over almost anything, the Milwaukee Bridge War happened between leaders of two settlements–Solomon Juneau (of Juneautown) and Byron Kilbourn (of Kilbourntown)—who took exception to the other’s bridge. On May 3, 1845, a schooner rammed into the Spring Street bridge, which was supported by Kilbourn’s west ward. Rumors spread that east ward residents, angry at the west warders for refusing to pay for bridge maintenance, had paid the schooner’s captain to damage the Spring Street bridge. And then it was on. East and west warders on the “wrong side” of the river were attacked and injured. Finally, in 1846, the trustees drafted a city charter with a plan for the bridges and the city of Milwaukee was formed. If you visit Milwaukee today, you’ll see that many of the modern bridges across the Milwaukee River run at an angle, reflecting the difference in the street layouts between what was once Juneautown and Kilbourntown.
- Tulsa, OK—Though Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman, was raised in Minnesota, the University of Tulsa and Tulsa billionaire George B. Kaiser acquired The Bob Dylan Archive in 2016. The city is already home to the Woody Guthrie Center, a museum and archive devoted to the folk legend who was one of Dylan’s idols. The plans are to make Tulsa “the headquarters of Americana music.”
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